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Palatine High School Students Join Pathways Center for 8th Annual Photo Shoot
Students learn about capturing action on film -- and how play-based pediatric therapy can impact young lives
March 15, 2013 (GLENVIEW, IL) -- Pathways Center, a state-of-the-art pediatric therapy clinic in Glenview, IL, offering best practices in physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, recently held its 8th Annual Photo Shoot on March 12, 2013. Students from Palatine High School advanced photography class practiced taking live action photos while discovering how therapists and children work together to optimize skills that enable children to participate in home, school and community activities.
"It's an amazing facility," says senior Spencer Brown, one of four Palatine High School students who worked for five hours to capture images of children in multiple play-based activities at the Center involving climbing walls, tunnels, ceiling tracks and other advanced equipment. "The fact that it's non-profit and does all this for the kids and the families makes me hope that I am contributing. What the therapists do at the Center is all about the kids."
The photos will be used in several Pathways.org resources, including the website www.Pathways.org which offers a variety of free educational materials for parents and health professionals worldwide. The website receives thousands of visitors each month.
Photos posted online include infants and children of all ages involved in Pathways therapy sessions. Pathways therapists seek to detect any developmental delays then intervene as needed to help improve motor skills, as early as 2 months after birth. The Center also strives to team up with families to help reach family goals for each child.
The Center's warm, welcoming environment is a plus, according to Spencer: "It's a really friendly place, with colorful surroundings. The kids are smiling and having fun. "
Since 1985, Pathways.org has used evidence-based practice and multimedia to promote each child's fullest inclusion. Pathways.org strives to empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of early detection and intervention for children's sensory, motor, and communication development. Information and resources are free to download at www.Pathways.org. The Pathways.org infant milestones brochure has been recognized and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as a definitive resource concerning early development. Pathways.org also has an outpatient clinic that offers best practice pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapy, and provides postgraduate training to health professionals. Pathways to Inclusion suggests methods to welcome individuals of all abilities and their families into communities, sports, schools, and houses of faith. For more information, call the Pathways.org toll-free parent answered hotline at 1.800.955.CHILD (2445) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pathways.org is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public foundation.